for the hackathon
Participate in the AfricaHacks 2020 and build sustainable solutions that will impact the world at Large.
for the hackathon
At AfricaHacks, African and youth of African descent of different skill levels come together and create unique software or hardware projects from scratch. We empower and enable teams to make something great by providing an abundance of resources like workshops, mentors, sponsors, challenges and prizes.
Anyone of any education level from anywhere in Africa are eligible to apply for AfricaHacks!
Admission to AfricaHacks is completely free. We also provide food and some travel reimbursement!
Actual building and workshops happen remotely. Demo day will also be virtual
You can form teams of up to 4 people. There are no restrictions for who they can be, so you can team up with hackers from any school, country, or experience level. Teams can be formed before or during the event.
That’s okay! A hackathon is a great place to gain valuable experience. There will be tutorials, workshops and mentors to help throughout the event!
AfricaHacks welcomes participants of all skill levels. We’ll have talks, mentors and workshops to help you with your project; hackathons can be a great place to learn new skills in a short amount of time. Just be eager to learn, and excited to meet lots of awesome people. Check out our Hacker Guide!
No. In the interest of fairness, participants should not be working on their projects before AfricaHacks begins and we do not allow participants to work on pre-existing projects. However, you can familiarize yourself with all the tools and technologies you intend to use beforehand!
Applications for AfricaHacks opened in the next few weeks – follow us on social media to learn more!
Don’t worry! The team formation session on the first day of AfricaHacks is a great place to find teammmates!
Over 30 Prizes worth over $500,000 will be won at AfricaHacks. Stay tuned for prize announcements!